Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. and Grubhub Inc. (NYSE: GRUB) announced the completion of the Company’s acquisition of 100% of the shares of Grubhub in an all-share combination. According to the acquisition agreement, New Just Eat Takeaway.com Shares (represented by New Just Eat Takeaway.com ADSs) have now been issued for the benefit of Grubhub Stockholders in satisfaction of the consideration due under the terms of the Transaction. As a result, Grubhub Stockholders have received New Just Eat Takeaway.com ADSs representing approximately 30% of the Company’s issued share capital as of completion of the Transaction.
Just Eat Takeaway.com’s entry into online food delivery in the United States and builds on the strategic rationale for the Company’s merger with Just Eat plc. As a result of the Transaction, the Enlarged Group is now built around four of the world’s most attractive markets in online food delivery: the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany, increasing the Enlarged Group’s ability to deploy capital and resources to strengthen its competitive positions in all markets.
Statement from Jitse Groen, CEO and founder of Just Eat Takeaway.com:
“I have always believed that the combination of Takeaway.com, Just Eat and Grubhub is a winning combination. The new company is the market leader in Europe, Canada and Australia, with very strong positions in the most important markets in the United States. It is humbling to run such a company after our start in Holland more than twenty years ago. We welcome Matt and his team to this great company.”
Statement from Matt Maloney, founder of Grubhub:
“I couldn’t be more excited to enter this next chapter of Grubhub’s story with the global leadership and experience of the Just Eat Takeaway team. Our companies share an unwavering focus on supporting restaurants and our communities around the world. Together we will continue to innovate and break new ground in our industry as we each have separately for the past 20 years.”